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Question by 13 year old Dee.... Uploaded on March 15, 2010
Bass Pro has a nice Pflueger starter kit that has rod, reel, line, backing, leader, knot book, & assortment of flies w/box for $54.99. Looks like a real nice set for a beginner.
wal mart has a shakespere one
Here's my two bits...save your money and get something that works!! If I got a decent fly line, a decent reel, and a decent rod I'd expect to pay $150 minimum. I sold, and have seen Cortland line outfits that include their best flyline($45), and good reel ($79) and a good functioning graphite flyrod ($80-100) for ($99 for the package) I teach fly fishing schools, and knew the students were getting good, functioning equipment) I've also seen students bring $20-30 rods to class that were worthless. You just can't be a decent fly fisherman with crappy equipment. Takes me 5 sec. to pick up a rod, and tell you whether it is decent or not, and whether you can learn to flyfish with it.
You know what, just buy what you can afford, and upgrade later if you want. Yeah, obviously the more expensive equipment is nicer and works better, but if you can't afford it just get something cheaper and get out on the water. Don't sacrifice fishing time just because you can't afford a more expensive rod at the moment. You can learn a ton and gain experience just by being on the water...no matter the rod or reel. And, the sooner you start fishing the sooner you'll learn how to catch those fish.
Fish on..Sounds like a ticked you of...BUT, my reality says that very, very few flyfisher persons ever get passed the introductory stage, and give it up. I hear it said all the time.."I've fly fished several times", but they most often fish with a spinning outfit. You have to make a commitment to fly fishing, and in my opinion part of that commitment means getting equipment that works. Rods specifically have to be properly tapered to cast a fly properly. Without that, the beginner gets tangles, snaps off flies, and becomes frustrated, gives it up, and is happy to say they flyfished several times. I want more flyfisher persons out there than the very samll percentage of the fishing industry that we now have out there, and it is declining, not increasing. And I'm not talking the need for a $200 rod that the flyshop tells you that you need. I am talking about a fraction of the cost they say you need, but I am not talking $30-$50 either.
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